Left-handed bullpen pitcher Jake McGee (37) is retiring.
The Tampa Bay Times reported McGee’s retirement on the 4th (Korean time). After being released from the Washington Nationals in September of last year, McGee was without his team. Attention was focused on his off-season course, and he concluded to organize his playing career.
McGee’s career (13 years), which debuted in the big leagues in 2010, is 32 wins, 28 losses, 144 holds, 79 saves, and an average ERA of 3.71. In 2014, when he played for the Tampa Bay Rays, he was close to ‘invincible’ with 73 games, 14 holds, 19 saves, and an ERA of 1.89. He also won the most 31 saves in a single season with the San Francisco Giants in 2021. His pitching repertoire (fast ball + slider) was monotonous, but he made a ‘long run’ with his pitch. According to Fangraph.com, an MLB record site, McGee’s career fastball average velocity reaches 94.9 miles (152.7 km/h).
McGee played for three teams last year. He joined the Milwaukee Brewers in July after he was released from San Francisco. However, in August, he transferred to Washington through a waiver claim. However, his relationship with Washington did not last long. His season record was 42 games, 1 win, 3 losses, 4 holds, 3 saves, and an ERA of 6.81. Finishing the season with an ERA in the 6-point range was the first time since 2018 (6.49) when he played for the Colorado Rockies, and it was the second and highest in his career. As his pitch dropped, he struggled with batting opponents. 메이저놀이터
“I think it’s the right time (to retire),” McGee told the Tampa Bay Times. “I want to be home with my family. I played 13 years and won the World Series in 2020. (Now) it’s time to stop.”